10. Georgia
Fraud: 49 | Housing: 28 | Poverty: 40 | Violent-injury deaths: 31 | Living alone: 7
9. California
Fraud: 33 | Housing: 49 | Poverty: 42 | Violent-injury deaths: 27 | Living alone: 4
8. Alabama
Fraud: 43 | Housing: 7 | Poverty: 38th | Violent-injury deaths: 37 | Living alone: 31
7. Oregon
Fraud: 23 | Housing: 35 | Poverty: 29 | Violent-injury deaths: 45 | Living alone: 30
5. Arizona
Fraud: 40 | Housing: 34 | Poverty: 30 | Violent-injury deaths: 47 | Living alone: 14

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5. Washington, D.C.
Fraud: 51 | Housing: 50 | Poverty: 51 | Violent-injury deaths: 7 | Living alone: 6th
4. Nevada
Fraud: 48 | Housing: 36 | Poverty: 25 | Violent injury deaths: 51 | Living alone: 9
3. Delaware
Fraud: 47 | Housing: 38 | Poverty: 23 | Violent-injury deaths: 16 | Living alone: 51
2. New Mexico
Fraud: 36| Housing: 19 | Poverty: 49 | Violent-injury deaths: 49 | Living alone: 36
1. Florida
Fraud: 50| Housing: 19 | Poverty: 43 | Violent-injury deaths: 39 | Living alone: 42

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Safety is a key quality-of-life issue, especially for seniors. To determine the safest U.S. states for seniors to live, TheSeniorList.com did a study using recent data from the U.S. Census Bureau to measure safety in five categories: fraud reported per 100,000 population, monthly housing costs for renters, seniors living in poverty, average annual rate of violent-injury death among seniors per 100,000 people, and seniors living alone as percentage of the state’s overall population. As the study shows, weather might be a nice draw for retirees, but everyday life is a factor as well. The rankings for each area go from the best (1) to the worst (51). Washington, D.C., was included in the study.

The worst-ranked states in each category were Washington, D.C., in fraud; Hawaii in housing; Washington, D.C., in poverty; Nevada in violent-injury deaths; and Delaware in living alone.

Check out the gallery for the overall 10 riskiest states for seniors as measured by TheSeniorList.com.

— Check out Top 10 Safest States for Seniors on ThinkAdvisor.